Sun shines on Annual Acme Sports Day

Acme Parade Pioneer Acres 2019

What a great start to the Acme Sports Day to have warmth and sun after the week’s many rain storms.

The free pancake breakfast was sponsored by the Ag Society and Masons.

The parade judges did an awesome job with their float picks. The entire parade had neither wind nor rain; just exceptional floats. The parade began with the traditional Pete Knight Royalty and their beautiful horses bearing the flags. Phyllis Deines, Secretary of Acme Legion #76, raised the flag for the opening ceremonies with Brandon Summers playing the bagpipes. Mayor McLeod thanked all the sponsors and volunteers and was disappointed that the Village didn’t receive nominations for the traditional Volunteer of the Year, especially “With so many active volunteers in the community, including the Ag Society, Elks and various Service Groups.”

Parade ribbon winners included the Mayor’s entry (better known as the Acme Anvil) 1st, Acme Seniors Association - 2nd under the category of Town and Country floats. In the category of Antique Cars, Trucks, Farm Equipment, the ribbons went to Pioneer Acres 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Under Commercial, ribbons went to Acme Home Town Bites 1st, Village of Acme 2nd, Westland Trucking 3rd and an Honourable Mention for Fortis and Mikes Auto. For Children & Youth ribbons went to Kneehill 4-H Club 1st, Acme’s Provincial Martial Arts Association Karate 2nd, First Acme Scouts 3rd, and Honourable Mention for the Acme Pool float.

Other entries included Kneehill County Clr. Hugo riding with a County Peace Officer, Acme Elks, Kneehill 4-H Multi-club, Cubs and Beavers, Decisive Farming, Swalwell 4-H Club, BMO, Soleterra, Sunshine Sanitation, Mikes Automotive, Acme Fire trucks and personnel to name a few.

The different food trucks or food providers included Acme Home Town Bites Luncheonette and Ice Cream Shop making delicious sweet treats in the Curling Arena including ice cream treats (the espresso fudge milkshake was phenomenal). One vendor was also serving up those wonderful smelling donut holes out of their really awesome-designed food truck. Loved the Canadian themed red and black plaid and especially the canoe on the roof. Soleterra had sausage meats and the Seniors offered pie and coffee, and of course there was the beer gardens.

Activities included baseball tournaments all weekend, a poker tournament, a car seat safety clinic, bouncies for the kids sponsored by Acme Royal Purple Elks, Blakey O’ Brien Irish Dance from Calgary, free swimming and Loonie Toss (sponsored by Acme Elks), tug of war with fire department, remote control car racing, 4th Annual Ag Society Steer Show, arm wrestling and the end of night fireworks.